Prep Baseball Report

Texas JUCO Quick Hits

Toby Bicknell
Texas Scouting Director

WEATHERFORD, TX - Four Junior College Teams competed on Thursday, here are some quick highlights from the day. Look for more in-depth reports and video in the next few days. Make sure to follow us on Twitter and Instagram for up to the minutes updates on top performers.


Dane Kapande, RHP, Hill JC, Soph.
Kapande is a 5-foot-10, 180-pound right-hander that works from a high-¾ slot with an up-tempo delivery with a short, quick arm stroke with medium effort. Kapande pounded the strike zone to start the day, with his fastball sitting mostly in the 86-89 mph range. The pitch has arm side tail when located below the belt and he mowed through the Weatherford lineup for 3 innings of work. He throws his slider for a strike with lateral 10/4 shape, working mostly in the 73-75 mph range, flashing one at 76. Threw one changeup at 81 mph.

Connor Emmet, OF, Weatherford JC, Fresh.
We saw a good bit of Emmet during his senior year at Colleyville Heritage HS, but the freshman has a bright future in college baseball, considering he is a 6-foot-1, 181-pound, left-handed hitter. In the three-hole, he was 2-for-4 with two sharp singles through the middle of the field with an RBI.

Sean Townsend, RHP, Weatherford JC, Soph. 
Townsend stands 5-foot-9, 175-pounds, working predominantly out of the stretch from a high slot. The right-hander has a hand dominant arm stroke with a tall-and-fall delivery and average effort. He turns his fastball over from 84-87 mph, touching 89, and dropping only once to 81 and 82 mph. His breaking ball varies in shape from 11/5 to 12/6 at 73-76 mph. Was able to get swings and missed in his 2nd inning of work, where his fastball flashed good life. 

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